Coronavirus second wave: Which countries in Europe are experiencing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases?

Some countries — such as Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia — are seeing higher case numbers in August than they did earlier in the year. Belgium, Italy and the UK — among Europe’s worst-hit countries — are seeing Read More …

US coronavirus deaths surpass 200,000, with cases once again rising

The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling Read More …

COVID-19: The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action

The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government’s chief scientific adviser has warned. Sir Patrick Vallance said that “would be expected to lead to about 200 deaths per day” a month Read More …

Pandemic panel condemns global failure to heed COVID-19 warnings

A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed “a world at risk” into a “world in disorder”, according to a new report on international epidemic preparedness. “Financial and political investments Read More …

CDC warns of debilitating neurological condition outbreak in children amid coronavirus pandemic

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) causes muscle weakness and paralysis The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned parents about a life-threatening neurological condition in children that could surge again this autumn. Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) typically starts with Read More …

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Final clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had a suspected adverse reaction in the UK. AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of Read More …